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Christmas & New Year's Eve
Greeks say that you have to enjoy Christmas time in the city... and the best place is of course Athens!
A colourful city awaits for its visitors to join locals in the celebration of Christouyenna (Christmas in Greek). Choose Athens for your Christmas, taste the delicious Festive Cookies & Sweets, walk through the lighten streets and squares and enjoy the shows in various venues of the City. Celebrating Christmas in Athens is an experience not to be missed!
Choose the O&B Athens Boutique Hotel for your Christmas City Break in Athens and join the feast! Book your Christmas' or New Year's stay on oandbhotel.com and taste O&B's delicious festive dishes!!!
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25 September 2013 - 08 December 2013
The B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music, in cooperation with the European Cultural Centre of Delphi, organizes the multifaceted exhibition C.P.Cavafy: "Painted". 40 Contemporary Greek Creators.
The exhibition presents exceptional works of art by fourty distinguished artists such as Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas, Yiannis Tsarouchis, Panayiotis Tetsis, Basil Theocharakis, Christos Karas, Kostas Tsoklis, Constantin Xenakis, Dimitris Mytaras and Alekos Fassianos. The exhibition celebrates 150 years since the poet's birth.
06 - 15 December 2013
Greek National Opera presents Rigoletto, the opera by Giuseppe Verdi.
One of Verdi’s most popular operas, Rigoletto returns to the GNO in the successful production of director Nikos S. Petropoulos, who has also designed the sets and costumes. He transports the action from 16th century Mantua to Mussolini’s Italy just before the outbreak of the Second World War.
The decadent environment of the wanton Duke of Mantua is a perfect match for this age of conspiracy and arrogance. Verdi’s intensely dramatic music ties into the atmosphere of a time when everyone and everything exists in the shadows.
25 December 2013 - 05 January 2014
The Latvian National Opera Ballet presents the famous ballet of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky at the Badminton Theatre of Athens.
This year, Christmas time in Athens, includes spending an evening at the Badminton Theatre, enjoying the Nutcracker, performed by the Latvian National Opera Ballet!
The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, featuring the story of little Clara's Christmas' Eve and her nutcracker toy-gift. One of the most popular ballets, due to the magnificent music of Tchaikovsky, the Nutcracker is a must-see show for Christmas, that will enchant both young and older audience.
06 April 2012 – 12 January 2014
All antiquities recovered in 1900-1901 and 1976 from the legendary shipwreck off the islet of Antikythera, south of the Peloponnese, are presented for the first time in a temporary exhibition from April 2012 and for a year at the National Archaeological Museum.
The recovery of the shipwreck itself was the first major underwater archaeological expedition. It was undertaken by sponge divers, with the assistance of the Greek Royal Navy (1900-1901). Correspondence, press, photographs and films will document the story of its discovery and recovery and the methods used. The second underwater research was carried out in 1976 by the Greek Archaeological service and J.-Y. Cousteau’s oceonographic “Calypso”.
The wreck is dated aproximately in 60-50 BC, though its cargo from the 4th to the 1st century BC. The study of the cargo will deal with the circulation and trade in the East Mediterranean from the point of view of the aesthetic taste of the rising Roman elite in the end of the Hellenistic Era and the Rome’s democratic period.
07 November 2013 - 13 April 2014
Sophia Vgenopoulou / Grasshopper and the Onassis Cultural Center present the new play of Lenos Christidis "The Train".
Wandering and dreamy, disturbing and mysterious, dynamic and passionate, the train, the new play that was written by Christidis for the young audience, as per a request by Grasshoper and the Onassis Cultural Center, was created with the cooperation of the students of Peristeri 14th Lyceum and was presented at the Teenagers' Theatre Festival 2013.
The play is presented in Greek Language.